It’s easy to forget just how long it’s been since you had some ‘me time’ and even easier to forget just how much you need it. Whether its a day or a week just to sort things out or take a moment to breathe.
I was at the hospital this morning and was told it would last up to 5 hours and so I booked a sick day off work. Turns out the appointment was a mistake…yeah, I don’t know why either.
But it was 9am so I came home and got back into bed. God knows after yesterday’s tough day at work this ‘sick day’ couldn’t have been timed much better.
I finally got some more of that sleep I’ve been missing out on lately. Managed to tidy my room up a bit. Came out for coffee and a slice of cake to try get things in order for next week (I’m going to Malaysia baby!)
I forgot how much I like chilling in a coffee shop with my laptop, writing a post or reading a book. I forgot how much of my ‘me time’ took place in coffee shops all over London last year. I thought I just liked the atmosphere but now I realise that it really formed a big part of my relaxation methods to just lower all my general stress. Taking some time for me, getting my thoughts down on paper or simply loosing myself in a story.
It’s hard to get lost with work when life is just constantly moving. Getting into that working routine (if you can call it a routine as my hours are so varied) whilst fitting in friends and seeing my boyfriend because I now only really have weekends to dedicate to them…it all means I haven’t been taking any time just for me.
So, I’ve decided, albeit a slightly late new years’ resolution, I’m going to make sure I spend some time each Saturday, out of the house on my own just doing something that makes me happy. Whether that’s a gym session, or walking round the park with my camera (my new hobby), or just sitting in a coffee shop with my laptop or a book and letting my thoughts run wild.
I miss my ‘me time’ but I never really realised it had gone because I genuinely love seeing my friends. And now that I work, the weekends go all too fast.
So here’s too taking a little bit more time out. A step back every now and then to just sit, with a cuppa, and breathe.